October 15, 2018 Subject:
Black dirt live again!
The biggest undermined area of GD I still have in front of me runs Spring 79 to Summer 84.
I probably need some kind of listening plan
but for now I am trying to just listen
to more from this period THIS DAY IN HISTORY.
Jerry was on record
as really liking this way of doing shows.
It took some of the tour stress off
and the band could really settle in.
I caught some of Garcia on Broadway
that was incredible.
This first electric set is sweet.
Band sounds crisp even after almost a tours worth of shows in the same venue.
Big Highlight of Electric 1-
Let it grow>Wheel>Music
(Not an extended Wheel but
the jams on LIG and especially MNS-Wow!)
Entire set is ON.
Most of the Scarlet's I listen to feature Donna (Brent is a dude-so the oh's and ah's don't resonate in the same way.)
BUT Brent can hang thru entire jams
It is pretty hard to do that vocals only.
DJG dances but that is really lost on an audio recording.
Anyway, so i can see benefits to both time periods.
April 14, 2015 Subject:
If it were a part of a box set of all of the acoustic shows, I'd buy that box.
I'd also take issue with the notion that the electric sets were lackluster in comparison to the acoustic sets in this run. The acoustics are, and were, an extraordinary novelty. But the electric sets here are every bit as solid as the very good shows throughout 1980. I think it is the lack of quality recordings, ostensibly because of the recording for albums, and the subsequent release of the boards for the acoustic sets that makes most of these electric sets sound second class by comparison.
April 1, 2009 Subject:
Hi folks. I streamed this shoe this afternoon and I ery impressed. The Alabam/ Greatest story is nice and tight. the rest of first set as concise. The let It Grow, Wheel closers are very well played towards the end. The jam out of Estimated Prophet is the standut point for me in the second set. The interplay between Jerry and Brent weaves an exoctic if not odd welodic turns for the song. Very nice show and well worth the listen.